At WrestleMaina 37 Bad Bunny will make his WrestleMania debut. Not only that, he will also be making his in-ring debut at the extravaganza. It’s the apex of an incredible story for the man who grew up an avid wrestling fan in Puerto Rico.
When Bad Bunny steps inside the ropes at the biggest wrestling event on the planet, he will stand side by side with Damian Priest as the pair take on The Miz and John Morrison.
In a recent interview, Damian Priest suggested that Bad Bunny is set to “surprise some people” when he gets into the ring in Raymond James Stadium. Those thoughts have now also been echoed by one of the men tasked with training the Grammy award winning rapper, Adam Pearce.
Pearce, along with Drew Gulak have been working with Bad Bunny since before he leapt from the top rope at the 2021 Royal Rumble.
Speaking to Billboard, Pearce has recalled Bad Bunny’s initial nervousness and how handled taking his first bump in the ring.
“I think it was intimidating for him, like it would be for any new prospect walking into the WWE Performance Center,” Pearce says of Bunny’s first day at WWE’s Orlando training facility. “I saw him looking around and marveling at the pictures and ring, like ‘Man, this is real.’” It got even more real when Bunny took his first “bump… I read somewhere that a backward fall onto a mat feels like a 30 mile-per-hour car crash. That first one, [Bunny’s] eyes got wide and his soul leaped out of his chest,”
Pearce went to on to praise Bad Bunny’s dedication to his training, despite it not always being smooth sailing.
“When you take your first steps in any journey, you’re going to goof up. And that happened,” Pearce says. “I wanted to look him in the eye and see how he was going to react to that kind of thing. He’s competitive with himself. But he never quits. He always says, ‘Let’s do it again.’ He’s all in. You can’t teach that.”
WWE Official Pearce expanded further, commenting that Bad Bunny is going to “surprise the WWE Universe” who “haven’t seen anything yet.”
Looking ahead to the future, Adam Pearce said that while he doesn’t know if Bad Bunny will want to continue to be involved with WWE, if he does, he “can’t see a reason” why the company wouldn’t want to have him.
You can follow all of the action from both nights of WrestleMania 37 live on Inside The Ropes.